Dr. Meghan Berindean
Assistant Professor of Music, Cello and String Bass
New to the faculty of Austin Peay State University in the fall of 2016, cellist Dr. Meghan Berindean is originally from Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Dr. Berindean was previously an adjunct faculty member at the University of West Florida, where she taught cello, bass, and string literature. An enthusiastic performer of chamber music, Carey spent two years as a member of the Eppes Quartet, the graduate string quartet at Florida State University. Previously, Carey was a founding member of the Judson String Quartet, a Cleveland-based group that placed an emphasis on community outreach performances, and was the recipient of the Francis E. Sykora Outreach Grant through the Cleveland Institute of Music. Additionally, she was a first prize winner of the MENC Pennsylvania State Chamber Group Competition as a member of the Valens Piano Quartet. Dr. Berindean also spent a summer as a member of the string quartet in residence at the Interlochen Summer Arts Academy, where she also served as a faculty member. As an orchestral player, Dr. Berindean is currently serving as principal cello of Sinfonia Gulf Coast, and also performs frequently with the Charleston Symphony, the Mobile Symphony, the Southwest Florida Symphony, and the Tallahassee Symphony. Previously, Carey has held positions as principal cello of the Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra and the Altoona Symphony Orchestra, as well as assistant principal positions in the Williamsport Symphony and the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra. As the winner of the 2016 Florida State University Doctoral Concerto Competition, Dr. Berindean is looking forward to a solo performance this fall with the University Symphony Orchestra. Carey has performed in masterclasses with Steven Isserlis, Raphael Wallfisch, Colin Carr, Andrés Diaz, Lynn Harrell, and David Finckel. Dr. Berindean is in the final stages of her doctoral degree in cello performance, writing her dissertation on the cello music of Bohuslav Martinu. She received her Master of Music degree of the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she was a student of Sharon Robinson. She achieved her Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance from the Pennsylvania State University, as a student of Kim Cook, where she was the recipient of the Eleanor Beene Scholarship Prize.
Phone: (931) 221-7632
Music/Mass Communication Building, Room 218